1998 Ford F-150 Steering Linkages Tie Rod Assembly problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1998 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Steering Linkages Tie Rod Assembly problems and defects. Total reports: 61.

Tie Rod End Fell Off, Causing Loss Of Steering Control. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in AUBURN, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 19971001. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 20, 2001

Driver’s Side Inner Tie Rod Was Replaced / Repaired Six Months Ago By Dealer. Currently, Problem Has Reoccurred With Same Tie Ro. Dealer Notified . Feel Free To Provide Any Further Details On This Matter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BUFFALO, MN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 06, 2001

While Driving About 10 Mhp Left Front Tie Rod Came Apart. Consumer Kept Control Of Vehicle, And Rims And Tires Were Demaged. Please Provide More Information. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MEMPHIS, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 16, 2001

Drivers Side Outer Tie Rod Came Apart While Driving.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1764WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BROWNSBURG, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Aug 04, 2001

Front Inner Tie Rods On Right Side Broke While Vehicle Was Parked. Consumer Has Taken Vehicle Twice Before To Dealer, And The Dealer Still Did Not Do Anything For Consumer Taken It Again To Dealer. *ak Consumer Stated There Is A Noise In Front End When Steering Wheel Is Being Turned, There Is A Noise When Attempting To Start Engine, Headlights Stay On Until The Parking Brake Is Applied, Engine Is Using 1 Quart Of Oil Every 1000 Miles, The Dealer Replaced The Outer Tie Rod Ends.*slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1764WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RICEVILLE, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 20000114. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 10, 2001

While Driving At A Low Rate Of Speed The Consumer Lost Control Of The Vehicle Due To Tie Rod Failure, The Vehicle Could Not Be Moved Frontward Or Backwards Because Bot Front Wheels Were Pointed Inward.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1861WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SOUTHPORT, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

While Driving Bolt That Holds The Tie Rod Together Broke. There Is Not Steering. This Is The Second Time Bolt Has Snapped And Broke. Took To Dealer,problem Has Not Been Remedied As Of Yet. Please Provide Any Further Information, And Vehicle Identification Number.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):UNKNOWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FORT KENT, ME. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

While Driving 10 Mph It Became Difficult To Steer Vehicle, Mechanic Determined The Inner Tie Rod Had Broken. Tie Rod Had Also Broken 2 Years Ago. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):ADD. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ONTARIO, CD. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Apr 18, 2002

Consumer Stated The Tie Rod End Failed. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PROPHETSTOWN, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph.

Apr 30, 2001

While Driving The Tire Rod End Broke, Vehicle Started Vibrating And Shimmering. The Tire Rod Fell Off Rim And Cut A Groove In Rim.*jb *yd

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L2WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in URBANA, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971231. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Apr 30, 2002

Front Left Tie Rod End Broke While Backing Into Driveway. Dealer And Manufacturer Were Notified. *ak *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX0764WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DAVENPORT, IA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

May 01, 2002

Took Vehicle To Dealer Which Is When Tie Rod Broke In Half. *ak Mechanic Pulled Vehicle In And That Is When The Tie Rod Broke In Half, Consumer Also States That The Left Ball Joint Broke. Jlg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FT2X1727WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FITCHBURG, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

May 02, 2002

Consumer Stated The Tie Rod End Failed. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PROPHETSTOWN, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph.

Apr 30, 2001

While Driving At A Low Rate Of Speed The Consumer Lost Control Of The Vehicle Due To Tie Rod Failure, The Vehicle Could Not Be Moved Frontward Or Backwards Because Bot Front Wheels Were Pointed Inward.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1861WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SOUTHPORT, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Tie Rod End Came Apart At Joint While Driving ,lost Control Of Vehicle Went Off Right Side Of Road;then, Completely Across The Oncoming Lane Before Stopping. I Have The Part . I Would Like To Know If This Has Happen Before With This Type Of Truck .*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L8WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PIERCETON, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20000301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

May 11, 2002

While Driving 20 Mph Vehicle Dropped. Dealer Determined That Inner Tie Rod Had Broken.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18WXWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WOLCOTT, NY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

May 23, 2002

Consumer States While Pulling Into A Parking Lot The Left Front Tie Rod Broken And Causes Loss Of Steering. Dealer And The Manufacturer Were Notified. Feel Free To Provide Any Further Information.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX0728WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LORAIN, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 2002

While Pulling Out Of Driveway, Tie Rod Broke On Left Side Of Vehicle.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1725WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LAKEVILLE, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980827. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 03, 2002

Consumer Stated When Vehicle Was In Reverse There Was A Noise, Consumer Got Out To See If He Had Run Over Something, But Did Not See Anything, He Put The Vehicle Back Into Reverse And That Is When He Lost All Steering, Consumer Got Out The Vehicle Again And That Is When He Noticed The Tie Rod Come Off And Was Sticking Through The Wheel Of The Truck.*ak *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FPZX0729WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WHITMORE LAKE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

June 21, 2002

Front End Brake And Tie Rod End Problems From Date Of Purchase. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1768WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BATAVIA, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20010801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

June 30, 2002

While Parked Noticed Tie Rod Broke Off.*akconsumer Was Backing Up To Hook On A Trailer When The Outer Tie Rod End On The Passenger Side Fell Off. Consumer Automatically Had Both Rods Replaced. *jg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1762WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in N LUNENBURG, CD. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 28, 2002

Consumer Stated While Driving, The Vehicle Developed A Steering Problem, When He Realized That He Could Not Steer, He Let The Wheel Go And The Vehicle Coasted To A Stop, Consumer Got Out Of The Vehicle And Noticed The Tire Was Flat On The Left Front Wheel And The Tie Rod Was Jammed In The Wheel Rim And Shredded, The Inside Of The Rim Deflated The Tire, The Tie Rod Had Separated From The Ball Joint, The Dealer Replaced Both Outer Tie Rods And Both Lower Ball Joints.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZ1722WCA. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LASALLE ONTARIO, CD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Jan 20, 2002

Tie Rod End Came Off While Driving Down The Road At 35 Mph. When We Took It To Be Repaired We Were Told Both Ball Joints Need Replacing. The Mechanic Made The Comment To Us That They Have Had Several ford f-150‘s With Similar Problems And Know Of Other Garages Reporting The Same. We Feel Fortunate We Were Not Injured. We Travel The Interstate Most Of The Time At Speeds Of 55-60mph And Would Have Been Injured For Sure. We Feel That The Repairs Necessary On A Truck Of This Late Model Is Excessive And Wondered If A Recall Was In Order. We Have Already Replaced The Head Gasket Which Fortunately Was Under Warranty.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W5WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POLAND, ME. Vehicle was purchased on 20010701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

July 22, 2002

Left Front Tie Rod Broke Off While The Consumer Was Driving, Causing The Tire To Go Sideways. Contacted The Dealer, And The Dealer Was Not Willing To Do Anything. *ak Consumer Stated That The The Front End Needed Replacing Plus Tires The Estimate Is $983.45. *scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17WXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DELIVAN, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980807. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 28, 2002

While Traveling Around A Corner Consumer Heard A Noise. Consumer Lost Control Of Steering. Vehicle Was Serviced, Technician Noticed That Tie Rod : Inner And Outer Needed To Be Replaced. *ak *nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX17L1WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20010908. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Aug 21, 2002

While Traveling Around A Corner Consumer Heard A Noise. Consumer Lost Control Of Steering. Vehicle Was Serviced, Technician Noticed That Tie Rod : Inner And Outer Needed To Be Replaced. *ak *nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX17L1WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20010908. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Aug 21, 2002

While Backing Into His Driveway, The Left Front Tie Rod Separated Where The Ball Meets The Cup Or Socket. It Appeared To Consumer That The Portion Of The Cups Rim That Keeps The Ball In Place, Wore Out, And Caused The Rod To Pop Out And Wedge Into The Wheels Rim. Losing The Capability To Steer The Vehicle As Well As Ruining The Rim. *scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1765WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FLAT ROCK, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 21, 2002

Both Tie Rod Ends Fell Off Vehicle While Consumer Was Driving. Consumer Could Not Control Vehicle. Contacted Dealer, And The Dealer Was Not Willing To Do Anything.ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 20, 2002

Pe 98 024 / Tie Rod End Failure: Consumer States While Driving In Heavey Traffic Of 10-15 Mph The Tie Rod End Broke On The Left Front Causing Loss Of Steering. Dealer And The Manufacturer Has Been Notified. Feel Free To Provide Any Further Information. *mr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZ1722WNB. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SONERVILLE, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980217. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Sept 24, 2002

The Vehicle Made A Lot Of Grinding Noises And The Steering Was Inoperable. Unbeknowest To Consumer All Tie Rods Had Broken. *jg

Mileage was 84926 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1723WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DRESDEN, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980706. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: MATTHEWS . DEALER’S CITY: NEWARK . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 43058 .

May 30, 2002

The Tie Rod Assembly Failed. *jb. Also, Vehicle Needs An Alignment. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L2WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LAWRENCEVILLE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SIMMONS ROCKWELL . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 607-796-5555 . DEALER’S CITY: ELMIRA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 14903 .

Mar 17, 2003

Broken Tie Rod Drivers Side. Happened In Parking Lot When Backing Out. Just Before 70000 Miles. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 69500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1760WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LANSING, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 20000301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 28, 2003

I Was Pulling Into A Parking Lot And Heard A Scraping Noise. After I Got It Parked, I Got Out And Did Not Notice Anything. When I Got Ready To Leave, I Tried To Back Up And Could Not. So I Got Out And Looked Again And Both Tires Were Facing Outward. The Tie Rod Had Snapped.*ts *jb ***dimsii Ivoq Entry Posted After 12-12-02 Cut Over To Artemis***763049

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX172XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HAVANA, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

June 10, 2002

While Driving 55 Mph The Inner Tie Rod Came Unhooked And Caused The Driver To Loose Control Of The Vehicle. The Mechanic Replaced The Tie Rods. *nlm *la

Mileage was 80000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DELHI, NY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KARNS FORD . DEALER’S CITY: ONEONTA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 13820 .

May 13, 2003

While Driving 35 Mph The Tie Rod End Disintegrated And Fell Off. Which Resulted In Loss Of Control Of The Vehicle. *nlm *tt *ts *jb

Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF18W2WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WILTON, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ATHOL FORD .

Mar 28, 2003

The Front Left Tie Rod Broke, Which Caused Loss Of Steering. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For Repairs. *ak *ts. The Dealer Replaced All 4 Tie Rods. The Rotors Were Replaced Which Caused The Vehicle To Vibrate When The Brakes Were Applied. *jb

Mileage was 62441 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1867WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEWBURY, VT. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 17, 2003

At 20 Mph Tie Rod Broke And Truck Hit A Street Corner. Vehicle Was Towed For Repairs. A Week Later At 45 Mph Tire Rod Broke Again And Caused Front End To Flip After Hitti Ng Street Reflector. No Serious Damage To Truck, And No Deployment Of Air Bag.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ELLENBURG CENTER, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Both Tie-rod Ends Have Fellen Off Since July 2002. Left Side When Pulling Out Of Bank Parking Lot And Recently When Backing Up On Level Ground.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 78900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1727WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WAYNE, WV. Vehicle was purchased on 20001016. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RIVER CITY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 3045290099 . DEALER’S CITY: LAVALETTE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WV.

July 07, 2003

Consumer Heard Noise While Making Turns Coming From Passenger Side Due To Broken Tie Rod. *ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CANDA, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

While Driving 30 Mph Front Driver’s Side Upper Ball Joint Broke, Causing The Tie Rods To Shoot Through The Rim. Immediately The Vehicle Lost Control. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BREMEN, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Sept 03, 2003

Inner Tie-rod Joint Broke While Backing Out Of Parking Space. Vehicle Drove Fine Up To That Point. Steering Component Inspection Two Months Prior Did Not Indicate Any Needed Repairs. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L1WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ORLEANS, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 20010915. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Oct 31, 2003

While Attempting To Back Up My Vehicle(1998 ford f-150 4 X 4 6 Cyl) I Thought I Was Hung Up On Something As There Was A Great Deal Of Resistance In Doing So. When I Got Out To Check For Obstructions In The Roadway, I Was Horrified To See That Both Of My Front Tires Were Facing Each Other (toed In). After Much Ado, And Many Men Stopping To See What My Problem Was, I Learned That The Front Passenger Side Tie Rod Had Let Go Without Any Warning! With Only 60,000 Miles On My Truck, Everyone Told Me To Investigate Why This Happened Because It Should Not Have Occurred. It Is My Understanding That ford Used To Have A Greased Fitting Holding The Tierods And Has Switched To A Nylon Fitting That Is Non-greasable To Save Money>…. I Can Tell You That I Was Very Sick To My Stomach To Think That My Tie Rod Could Have Let Go While Traveling On The Highway And I Would Have Been Facing The Possibility Of Disasterous Consequences. That Did Not Give Me A Warm And Fuzzy Feeling. I Bought This Pick-up Because I Thought I Was Safer Driving A Big Vehicle. Little Did I Know That Some Small Little Nylon Part Was Defective And Was Compromising My Ability To Steer My Vehicle. Would You Please Tell Me How Many More People Have Had This Happen To Them?? My Garage Tells Me They Have Seen Plenty!*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF182XWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KINGFIELD, ME. Vehicle was purchased on 20030409. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KNAPP BROTHERS, INC. .

Nov 01, 2003

Tie Rod Failure Resulting In Damage To Vehicle And Personal Property. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100552 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEW BLOOMINGTON, OH. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000412. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RICART .

Dec 27, 2003

Tie Rod On Passenger Side Of 1998 F150 Xlt Fell Off Truck While Driving. Luckily, I Was Traveling At A Low Speed. Glad That I Had Not Reached The Interstate And Traveling 65 Mph. Hate To See What Would Have Happened To My Children, Who Are 6 And 8, That Were In The Truck. Or Any Innocent Weekend Travelers. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEWTONSVILLE, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20010115. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MCCLUSKEY CHEVROLET . DEALER’S CITY: CINCINNATI . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH.

Mar 27, 2004

While Driving On The Freeway At Approximately 50 To 60mph Tie Rod On Driver’s Side Snapped. *ak

Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1721WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DAYTON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Vehicle: 1998 ford f-150 4×4 With 68,000 Miles. Original And Sole Driver Of Vehicle Which Is In Excellent Shape With No Driveability Issues Prior To Incident. Events: Traveling Down A Straight Road At 35 Mph Failure: Catastrophic Failure Of Driver’s Side Tie Rod Resulting In Loss Of Control Of Vehicle. Correction Of Failure: ford Dealer, Sunnyside Motor Company, Holden,ma 01520, 1-800 649-4333 , Invoice # 103830 Dated 6/3/04 Replaced Failed Part Along With All Other Tie Rods And Idler Arm. I Have In My Possession All Replaced Parts. This Incident Could Have Cost My Life Plus Other’s While In My Vehicle. ford Is Ambivalent About The Situation. I Need Your Help. This Vehicle Has Never Been Abused Or Used For Off Roading. Operation Of Steering And Vehicle Tracking Down Highway Was Excellent Prior To Incident. I Am Also Having The Defective Part Along With Questionable Parts That Were Replaced Examined By An Independent Source. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 68249 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RUTLAND, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980615. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SUNNYSIDE MOTOR CO. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-649-4333 . DEALER’S CITY: HOLDEN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 01520 .

May 28, 2004

While Making A Sharp Right Turn Driver’s Side Inner Tie Rod Detached. When This Occurred Consumer Had No Control Of The Front Driver Side Wheel. This Almost Resulted In An Accident, But The Pick Up Was Going At A Slow Speed And The Driver Was Able To Maintain Control Of The Pick Up. The Tie Rod Could Not Be Lubricated. The Inner Tie Rod Was Replaced.*ak

Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1822WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VIENNA, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 30, 2004

While Driving Tie Rod Snapped. Consumer Managed To Pull Over, And Had The Vehicle Towed. Dealership Was Notified, But Did Not Resolve The Problem. *ak

Mileage was 130000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WHITE LAKE, MI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 10, 2004

During Normal Street Driving, The Left Outer Tie Rod End Popped Off. It Caused The Tire To Veer Left And Shattered The Left Rim. ford Refused To Do Anything To The Vehicle,as It Was Out Of Warranty.*ak I Replaced Both Inner And Outer Ends On The Left And Right, Out Of Fear Of Failure At A Later Time Or Worse, A Failure At Highway Speed. After Discussion With ford, They Wouldn’t Admit This Was A Problem ( Abnormally Rapid Wear!) And Refused To Compensate Me For The Parts And Time.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 79503 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BAY CITY, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ALL AMERICAN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SGINAW . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI.

June 21, 2004

The Vehicle Started Shaking Uncontrollably While Driving. The Driver Was Able To Maintain Control Of The Vehicle And Pulled Over. The Consumer Noticed That The Driver Side Tie Rod Had Sheared Off From The Ball Joint Socket. The Consumer Was Able To Drive It To The Dealer. The Mechanic Informed The Driver That The Tie Rod And Lower Ball Joints Needed Replacement. Please Fill In Additional Information. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1728WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Sept 07, 2004

Right Front Tie Rod Broke In Half And Separated From The Tie Adjustor. *ak Consumer Lost Control Of Vehicle After Driving 25 Mph *tc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Aug 23, 2004

While Pulling Into A Parking Space Front Tie Rods Failed. As A Result, Steering Became Inoperative. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 88211 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX07W1WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEW HAVEN, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 13, 2003

I Just Read The Article About ford Truck Owners Having Tie Rod Problems. I Did Receive A Letter. I Had One Tie Rod Break Two Weeks Ago, With No Warning At All. I Had Not Yet Opened The Letter. *ak

Mileage was 120600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1863WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PINCKNEY, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981230. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Sept 12, 2004

Driving Over Railroad Tracks Appoximately 40 Mph, Right Outer Tie Rod End Separated, Causing Loss Of Steering . I Have Replaced Inner And Outer Tie Rod Ends On Both Sides Of The Vehicle. Old Part Was Thrown Away.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 58254 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L0WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GROSSE ILE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981230. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Apr 16, 2004

While Driving,the Drive Side Tire Rod Sheared Off. The Driver Was Able To Pull Over. The Consumer Had The Vehicle Repaired At The Nearest Mechanic. Please Fill In Additional Information. *nm The Inner Tie Rod Was Separated And Fell Apart. The Wheels Turned In Different Directions. *tc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 46450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTCF1824WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MANISTEE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Oct 15, 2004

While Making A Left Turn Into A Parking Lot At 15 Mph Or Less, The Consumer Heard A Loud Noise And The Consumer Lost Steering Control. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Local Repair Shop. The Mechanic Informed The Consumer That Tie Rod Was Broken And Need To Be Replaced. *jb *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 69700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX08LXWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEW LIMERICK, ME. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010815. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: DARLING’S BANGOR FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 207-941-1330 . DEALER’S CITY: BANGOR . DEALER’S STATE CODE: ME.

Oct 20, 2004

ford F150 Drivers Side Outer Tierod Ball Joint Failed.the Tierod Completly Seperated From Steering Knuckle. The Truck Was Pulling Into A Parking Lot. No Damage To My Vehicle. Replacement Parts Have Been Purchased And Will Be Installed.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1764WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 20041012. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

May 16, 2005

1) Driving And The First The Right Side Wheel Popped, Then About A2 Weeks Later The Left Side Popped 2) Unable To Move Vehicle 3) Had To Buy New Ball Joints Yes We Still Have The Ones From The Factory, The Factory Parts Are Not Greasable, The New Parts Are

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 140000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 21, 2005

I Was Traveling 30 Mph When The Tie Rod Of My 1998 F150 Came Apart.all Of A Sudden I Had No Steering Period. There Was No Indication This Was Bad ,no Bad Tire Wear, No Shaking ,nothing. Between The Towing ,replacing The Part & An Unneeded Alignment Iam Out 200$ Which Is Cheap Cosidering What Could Of Happened.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 88105 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1861WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ERIN, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040722. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CROSS COUNTRY ENT. .

June 02, 2005

Dt: Consumer Filed A Complaint Before Regarding A Similar Problem. Consumer Did Not Have An Odi Number. While Driving She Turned Into Driveway To Turn Around And Tie Rod End Broke Off. This Happened On June 30, 2005. This Was A Safety Problem. Consumer Did Not Know What Caused The Tie Rod End To Break. *ak

Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF0825WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in EAST NASSAU, NY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

July 01, 2005

1-driving On Highway-highway Speeds, Changed Lanes 2-tie Rod End Separated, Caused Loss Of Control, Swerved Into Breakdown Lane 3-truck Was Delivered To Repair Station, Tie Rod End Needed Replacement **this Is The Second Tie Rod That Has Failed In This Truck While Driving. The First Failure Caused Loss Of Control As Well And Was Actually Worse At Slower Speed. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HALIFAX, MA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Apr 11, 2006

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